I’m not exactly sure how this happened, but I’ve got a few sewing projects in various stages of progress. I tell myself to finish a project before starting another one. But its hard. I recognize that I’m more of a process crafter than product crafter, so I really shouldn’t fight it, right? If I want to make things, why not make them? All at once if I feel like it?
I am trying to better manage my time hoping that it leads to an increase in sewing productivity. Listing it all out on my blog and forming a plan while I’m away from my sewing machine should help with that.
Here’s what I got goin’ on right now:
Gray Knit Dress::Vogue8553 Eeek. I realized that I don’t have enough contrast fabric for the sash, so I’ve got a yard of lilac bamboo lycra on order (from Fabric.com). I also am not serger-skilled and hopefully, after Serger 101 on Monday I’ll be good to go. My test runs on the knit resulted in wavy and puckered seams. Even after adjusting the differential feed a few ways, I still couldn’t get it to look right. *sigh*
Wonky Stars Quilt A dear, old friend just moved and started a new job. She’s been on my mind a lot lately (I guess I really miss her!) and I wanted to make her something pretty. She loves stars and the color purple. Has since we were 14; actually probably a lot longer, but I met her when we were 14. So, I picked up a yard of Kate Spain::Central Park and 2 yards of Kona Coal last weekend and got to work. I’ve managed to make 4 of 12 blocks since Sunday. Its coming along, and I think she’ll like it! I’m using this tutorial, and the blocks are coming together easily. I’ll worry about the quilt top layout and sashing and backing and binding when I get these blocks finished.
Chartuese Dress::Simplicity 2443 I picked this pattern up a while ago and just ordered the fabric for it (also from Fabric.com) I’ve got a black double ponte knit for the bodice and a charteuse rayon challis for the skirt/bottom on the way. I’ve also (finally) ordered an invisible zipper foot for my machine. I had been using a regular zipper foot getting not-ideal results, kinda figured it was time to get the correct presser foot. There are a lot of reviews on PatternReview.com with lots of helpful tips and mods to the pattern. My next actionable steps are to make the muslin. Broken down that means I need to
- Trace the pattern pieces
- Cut out the pattern and muslin fabric.
So. This is where I’m at today. And since its raining right now (meaning no track workout tonight) and JJ and Miles are not yet home, I should get off my computer and go get to sewing!